Over the past three days, the International Relations Online (IRO) and East European Studies (EES) master’s students have settled into a new and exciting week of in-house classes. After one semester of intense online learning, the days spent in Berlin provide the perfect opportunity for the students to see for themselves how far they have come. Wednesday, February 22, marks the middle of the first week of in-house classes in 2017 and our students have used their time to put their knowledge to test in in and out of the classroom - be it when debating changing global landscapes or critically taking into account whether the concept of Eastern Europe is dissolving or not. During in-house classes students benefit from many different opportunities to network, collaborate and participate with their peers, while also having the chance to meet their instructors in person.
For the 11th run of the IRO program, today was all about „Globalization Challenges“. For this module, we are glad to welcome back Dr. Erin K. Wilson and learn which major developments in global politics she will discuss with her students. The course focusses on key issues in global economics, politics and culture as well as other challenges arising in a growingly internationalized world. Dr. Erin K. Wilson is the Director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen and has published on a wide range of issues, such as religion and global justice, globalization, active citizenship and the politics of asylum.